Reggello

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Reggello
Comune
Comune di Reggello
Countrysyde in Reggello
Countrysyde in Reggello
Coat of arms of Reggello
Coat of arms
Reggello within the Province of Florence
Reggello within the Province of Florence
Reggello is located in Italy
Reggello
Reggello
Location of Reggello in Italy
Coordinates: 43°41′N 11°32′E / 43.683°N 11.533°E / 43.683; 11.533
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province / Metropolitan city Florence (FI)
Frazioni Cancelli, Canova, Cascia, Caselli, Ciliegi, Donnini, Leccio, Matassino, Montanino, Pietrapiana, Pontifogno, Prulli, Saltino, San Clemente, San Donato in Fronzano, Sant'Ellero, Tosi, Vaggio, Vallombrosa
Government
 • Mayor Cristiano Benucci (Partito Democratico)
Area
 • Total 121.2 km2 (46.8 sq mi)
Elevation 390 m (1,280 ft)
Population (1 January 2007)[1]
 • Total 15,274
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Reggellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 50066
Dialing code 055
Patron saint St. Jacopo
Website Official website

Reggello is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Florence in the Italian region of Tuscany, located about 25 kilometres (16 miles) southeast of Florence.

History[edit]

In 1966, seven people were killed and a neighborhood of Reggello was destroyed by a landslide triggered by the same rains that also flooded Florence.

Geography[edit]

The municipality borders with Castel San Niccolò (AR), Castelfranco di Sopra (AR), Figline Valdarno, Incisa in Val d'Arno, Montemignaio (AR), Pelago, Pian di Scò (AR) and Rignano sull'Arno. It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Cancelli, Canova, Cascia, Caselli, Ciliegi, Donnini, Leccio, Matassino, Montanino, Pietrapiana, Pontifogno, Prulli, Saltino, San Clemente, San Donato in Fronzano, Sant'Ellero, Tosi, Vaggio and Vallombrosa.

Main sights[edit]

The most famous point of interest is the Abbey of Vallombrosa, located in the famous Vallombrosa forest, 10 km (6 mi) from the town centre.

Another important sight is the Castle of Sammezzano, located near Leccio, that is a palazzo notable for its Moorish Revival architectural style.

Sport[edit]

The local football team is called S.S. Resco Reggello, now playing in Promozione division.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

External links[edit]

Media related to Reggello at Wikimedia Commons